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(Review) How Far We Go and How Fast

How Far We Go and How Fast by Nora Decter Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Pages: 264 (paperback) Genre: Young Adult My Goodreads Rating: 3 stars
Sixteen-year-old Jolene, named after the girl in the Dolly Parton song, is from a long line of lowlifes, but at least they're musical lowlifes. Her mother is a tanning-salon manager who believes she can channel her karaoke habit into a professional singing career. Jolene's dad, a failed bass player, has gone back to the family demolition business and lives by the company motto: "We do not build things; we only tear them down." But Jolene and her big brother, Matt, are true musicians, writing songs together that make everything Jo hates about their lives matter less.

When Matt up and leaves in the middle of the night, Jo loses her only friend, her support system and the one person who made her feel cool. As it becomes clear that Matt is never coming back, Jo must use music to navigate her loss.

My Review:
I was looki…

(Review) Order of Protection

Order of Protection by Lexi Blake Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Pages: 336 (kindle) Genre: Contemporary Romance My Goodreads Rating: 3 stars
To high-end defense attorney Henry Garrison, Win Hughes is a woman he met during one of the most trying times of his life. She's soft and warm, and he finds solace in their brief relationship. But Win has a secret. She's actually Taylor Winston-Hughes--born to one of the wealthiest families in the country, orphaned as a child by a tragic accident. Win moves in the wealthiest circles, but her lavish lifestyle hides her pain.

When her best friend is murdered in the midst of a glittering New York gala, Win's charged with the crime, and the only person in the world she wants to see is Henry.

Henry is shocked at the true identity of his lover, but he can't reject the case. This trial could take his new firm into the stratosphere. Still, he's not getting burned by Win again. And yet every turn brings them closer together.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read at the Beach

Ah, sweet summertime! I love that this week's Top Ten Tuesday is books to read at the beach/pool. I, however, do most of my reading on my couch. So. I'm going to list some of my favorite easy reads and maybe some books I have on my To Be Read list. (There are so many on my TBR list, it's not even funny.) Anywho, here we go.

Favorite Reads: 

To Be Read: 

There are just a few of the books I'm looking forward to reading this summer and some of the books I could read over and over. I'm hoping to do another book club with The Husband's Secret. I just finished one with Little Fires Everywhere and it was fun. 
What's on your summer TBR? 
I've also started watching One Tree Hill from the beginning again, so. We'll see how this reading goes. 
Happy reading! 

(Review) The Art of French Kissing

The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Shrum Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Pages: 256 (paperback) Genre: Young Adult/Romance My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Carter Lane has wanted to be a chef since she was old enough to ignore her mom's warnings to stay away from the hot stove. And now she has the chance of a lifetime: a prestigious scholarship competition in Savannah, where students compete all summer in Chopped style challenges for a full-ride to one of the best culinary schools in the country. The only impossible challenge ingredient in her basket: Reid Yamada.

After Reid, her cute but unbearably cocky opponent, goes out of his way to screw her over on day one, Carter vows revenge, and soon they're involved in a full-fledged culinary war. Just as the tension between them reaches its boiling point, Carter and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid's constant presence in her brain is abou…

(Review) Intercepted

Intercepted by Alexa Martin Publication Date: September 4, 2018 Pages: 320 (kindle) Genre: Contemporary Romance My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Synopsis:
Marlee thought she scored with the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. Now there's a new player on the horizon and he's in a whole league of his own...
Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She's sure had enough practice, dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers her wide-receiver boyfriend has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. Only one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.

Gavin fights to show Marlee he's nothing like her ex and what a future can be like for them. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. Gavin's teammates' wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with her return, and they have only one thin…

(Review) Ghosted

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh  Publication Date: July 24, 2018 Pages: 352 (hardcover) Genre: Contemporary My Goodreads Rating: 4 stars Synopsis: 
Seven perfect days. Then he disappeared. A love story with a secret at its heart.

When Sarah meets Eddie, they connect instantly and fall in love. To Sarah, it seems as though her life has finally begun. And it's mutual: It's as though Eddie has been waiting for her, too. Sarah has never been so certain of anything. So when Eddie leaves for a long-booked vacation and promises to call from the airport, she has no cause to doubt him. But he doesn't call.
Sarah's friends tell her to forget about him, but she can't. She knows something's happened--there must be an explanation.
Minutes, days, weeks go by as Sarah becomes increasingly worried. But then she discovers she's right. There is a reason for Eddie's disappearance, and it's the one thing they didn't share with each other: the truth.
My Review:  I love when a book …

(Review) When Katie Met Cassidy

When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri Publication Date: June 19th, 2018 Pages: 272 (hardcover) Genre: Contemporary My Goodreads Rating: 2.5 stars

When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight.
Katie Daniels, a twenty-eight-year-old Kentucky transplant with a strong set of traditional values, has just been dumped by her fiancé when she finds herself seated across a negotiating table from native New Yorker Cassidy Price, a sexy, self-assured woman wearing a man's suit. At first neither of them knows what to make of the other, but soon their undeniable connection will bring into question everything each of them thought they knew about sex and love.

When Katie Met Cassidy is a romantic comedy about gender and sexuality, and the importance of figuring out who we are in order to go after what we truly want. It's also a portrait of a high-drama subculture where barrooms may as well be bedrooms, and loyal friends fill in the spaces absent families leave behind. Katie&#…